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Capping mgocpm with aquasoil?

Does anyone know if there could
Be any issues concerning this? I don't particularly wanna buy another bag of soil shipped to my door.
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There shouldn't be any issues but there's no real benefit either. I would go one route or the other. If you have the funds, by all means, go for the aquasoil. If you're on a budget, MGOCPM will work very well also, especially for root feeding plants


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MGOCPM is dirty and will undermine one of the best advantages of Aquasoil... relatively clean replanting. I used it capped with sand, and I'll never do that again. It's just a mess every time you move something. Furthermore, you also couldn't reuse the Aquasoil because it'd be all mixed in with nasty dirt. I would never "ruin" Aquasoil with it. It's well worth the extra money to just do it right.


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I personally wouldn't do so. Aquasoil is basically the same thing as dirt, just rolled up into little balls. I would go all Aquasoil, or MGOCPM with a sand or gravel cap. I don't even want to imagine the initial ammonia problems you would have!
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For the record aquasoil is not like dirt. Dirt is the cheap alternative to aquasoil but they most definitely are not equal. For most, if aquasoil was easier to get a hold to and at a more reasonable price, more would flock to it over dirt.

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